Ms. Julia BYRNE

Lecturer

jbyrne@hku.hk

Julia, formerly a teacher, grew up in Hong Kong and holds a Master's Degree in Art Therapy/Art Education from Florida State University (1994). She has extensive experience working through various local organizations/NGO's since 1995, piloting art therapy programmes and providing treatment to a wide variety of client groups with depression, schizophrenia, special needs (down syndrome, autism and ADHD) geriatrics, and rehabilitation (stroke and cancer patients) substance abuse, domestic violence, trauma survivors and self injury. Julia is the founding president of The Hong Kong Association of Art Therapists (HKAAT).

She also works with private clients (children, teenagers and adults) as well as families stemming from a psychodynamic framework to help resolve life issues. She also integrates other modalities such as CBT, Analytical, Gestalt, and uses Behavioural/ Developmental approaches. Julia is trained in EMDR (Level 1 and 2).